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April 2017
Free

We Are All Time Travelers Now: A Reading

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Join participants in Rio Cortez’s workshop “We Are All Time Travelers Now” as they share new work written in spring sessions. Free and open to the public. Potluck refreshments served.        

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$5 - $10

Nevertheless, Live: Adynaton, the Promise of Silence, and the Key of Life: A Lecture by Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” —Muhammad Ali In the face of unspeakable violence (the disappearance and murder of a little Black girl in the Mecca, a Chicago…

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May 2017

Our Poems, Our Selves: A Reading

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Join participants in Joseph O. Legaspi’s workshop “Our Poems, Our Selves” as they share new work written in spring sessions. Free and open to the public. Potluck refreshments served.        

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$30 - $120

Cave Canem 20/20: A Panoramic View of Black Poetry

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - May 28 @ 4:00 pm
Weeksville Heritage Center,
158 Buffalo Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213 United States
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Cave Canem 20/20: A Panoramic View of Black Poetry celebrates Cave Canem’s past, present and future. Co-presented with Weeksville Heritage Center, the poetry forum and fundraiser, held over Memorial Day weekend, will feature inaugural poet Elizabeth Alexander, MacArthur Fellow Terrance Hayes, Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Walter Mosley, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith and others.

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June 2017
Free

Cave Canem and Friends at the Brooklyn Museum

June 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum,
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Alysia Nicole Harris and Saretta Morgan read poems that pay tribute to artists in "We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85," as part of Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturday’s event series. Alysia Nicole Harris hails from Alexandria, Virginia. She received her MFA in poetry from NYU and is currently a PhD candidate in linguistics at Yale University. Alysia is the 2015 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence at the Taft Art Museum in Cincinnati. Her chapbook How Much We Must Have Looked Like Stars…

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Cave Canem Faculty Read

June 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Village Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg,
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, 15601 United States
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Join us for an evening with Cornelius Eady, Cave Canem co-founder, and Ruth Ellen Kocher (Fellow, 2004, 2006, 2010), who will read from their work and engage in a conversation. A book signing and refreshments follow. Eady is the author of eight poetry collections, including Victims of the Latest Dance Craze winner of the Lamont Prize from the Academy of American Poets and most recently, Hardheaded Weather, nominated for an NAACP Image Award; with his band Rough Magic, he has released the…

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Cave Canem Fellows Read

June 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Village Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg,
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, 15601 United States
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Join the excitement! Hear a group of this year’s fellows read their work in rapid-fire, 4-minute intervals. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.        

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Cave Canem Fellows Read

June 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Village Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg,
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, 15601 United States
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Join the excitement! Hear a group of this year’s fellows read their work in rapid-fire, 4-minute intervals. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.        

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Cave Canem Faculty Read at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Alphabet City,
40 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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Enjoy an evening of poetry with acclaimed poets and 2017 faculty Major Jackson, Haki Madhubuti and Dawn Lundy Martin at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh. Jackson is the author of four collections, most recently, Roll Deep; Madhubuti is the author of more than 25 books of poetry and prose, most recently, the memoir YellowBlack; Martin is the author of A Gathering of Matter / A Matter of Gathering, selected for the 2007 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Free and open to the public.  

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Free

The Next Generation of Black Poets: Cave Canem and Friends

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kelly Strayhorn Theater,
5941 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, 15206 United States
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The Next Generation of Black Poets

Poets Aziza Barnes, Tyree Daye, Aricka Foreman, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, Kamden Hilliard, and Jayson P. Smith come together in Pittsburgh to present their work, part of the "next generation" of black poetry, with Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela (aka DJ Halfbreed) DJing. Kamden Hilliard and Aricka Foreman offer an interactive community workshop at the Kelly-Strayhorn's Alloy Studios. Aziza Barnes is blk & alive. Winner of the 2015 Pamet River Prize, Aziza’s first full length collection i be but i ain’t is out from YesYes…

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